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Night of Cult Classics, Featuring CARRIE, ROCKY HORROR, HEDWIG & More, Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

On Saturday, September 30th, at 11:30pm, cult classic musical lovers will gather at 54 Below for a late night concert of songs from their favorite under-appreciated shows. (more...)

Night of Cult Classics, Featuring CARRIE, ROCKY HORROR, HEDWIG & More, Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2017

On Today, September 30th, at 11:30pm, cult classic musical lovers will gather at 54 Below for a late night concert of songs from their favorite under-appreciated shows. (more...)

Photo Flash: AFTERGLOW Celebrates 100 Performances Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

The Off-Broadway hit, AFTERGLOW written and directed by S. Asher Gelman, celebrated its 100th performance over the weekend. AFTERGLOW has enjoyed two extensions and recently opened-up a new block of tickets through November 19, 2017 at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 St). BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

AFTERGLOW Celebrates 100th Performance Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

The Off-Broadway hit, AFTERGLOW written and directed by S. Asher Gelman, will celebrate its 100th performance today, September 23, 2017. (more...)

AFTERGLOW to Celebrate 100th Performance Off-Broadway This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Off-Broadway hit, AFTERGLOW written and directed by S. Asher Gelman, will celebrate its 100th performance on Saturday, September 23, 2017. AFTERGLOW has enjoyed two extensions and recently opened-up a new block of tickets through November 19, 2017 at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 St). (more...)

MY BIG GAY ITALIAN CHRISTMAS to Open in Atlantic City for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

My Big Gay Italian Christmas is officially set to open this holiday season on December 2nd 8pm and December 3rd, 7pm 2017, at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City and will play in The Showroom. (more...)

Village Playwrights presents QUEER SCARE IV
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

The Village Playwrights presentQueer Scare IV Celebrate Halloween with the Village Playwrights on Wednesday, October 25, 8 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC with staged readings of scary, kooky and, of course, queer short plays. Reservations are strongly recommended. Email villageplaywrights@gmail.com or call 614-285-2515. $5 suggested donation. (more...)

Get Into the Halloween Spirit with QUEER SCARE IV
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

Celebrate Halloween with the Village Playwrights on Wednesday, October 25 at 8 pmat the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC with an evening of staged readings of scary, kooky and, of course, queer short plays. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. Email villageplaywrights@gmail.com or call 614-285-2515. $5 suggested donation. (more...)

Robbie Simpson to Return to Off-Broadway's AFTERGLOW; New Block of Tickets on Sale Through January 2018!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Original cast member Robbie Simpson (TV: The Path NY: A Class Act) rejoins the cast of the hit Off-Broadway play AFTERGLOW written and directed by S. Asher Gelman. The play, which recently celebrated its 100th performance, has enjoyed two extensions and has opened another block of tickets through January 14, 2018 at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 St). (more...)

Downtown Urban Arts Festival Announces 2018 Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) announces the playwrights accepted into its 2018 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for Midnight Theatricals' AFTERGLOW Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Midnight Theatricals will present the World Premiere of the play AFTERGLOW, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman. Beginning performances on June 12 and opening Friday, June 23 at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 Street), it will be an Off-Broadway kick-off to the Pride Parade and will have an initial run through August 5, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

AFTERGLOW Breaks Record to Become Longest Running Show at Davenport Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

This season's hit Off-Broadway play, Afterglow, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman, breaks the Davenport Theatre record for the longest running show, as it surpassed past productions including Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, A Dog Story (in The Loft) as well as main stage productions of Shear Madness, Daddy Long Legs, Men and Women Talking Love and Sex, Pageant, Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! and Around the World in 80 Days. (more...)

Midnight Theatricals to Present World Premiere of S. Asher Gelman's AFTERGLOW
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Midnight Theatricals will present the World Premiere of the play AFTERGLOW, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman. (more...)

Len Cariou to Star in Peter Scolari Directed Readings of HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Dennis Grimaldi will present Tony®Award-winner Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd) in two staged readings ofHarry Townsend's Last Stand, a new play by George Eastman.  Directed by two-time Emmy®Award-winner Peter Scolari (Wicked) and featuring Warren Bub ('Gotham'), the readings will be held on Monday, May 21 and Tuesday, May 22 at 3pm at Nola Studios (250 West 54th Street - 10th Floor/Studio 1). (more...)

Cast Complete For Joe Gulla's GAY.PORN.MAFIA As Part Of DUAF At New York Live Arts Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

Complete casting has been announced for Joe Gulla's 'GAY.PORN.MAFIA' at the New York Live Arts Theater. Directed by Brian Rardin, this One Night Only performance will take place on April 14th as part of the 2018 Downtown Urban Arts Festival. (more...)

AFTERGLOW Extends Through August 12 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, the season's record-breaking play Afterglow, will offer one final block of tickets for its New York run as it will officially close on August 12, 2018 and shift its focus towards future productions around the world. (more...)

Raw New Play AFTERGLOW Premieres Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Midnight Theatricals presents the World Premiere of the play Afterglow, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman. Opening tonight, June 23, at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 Street), Afterglow will be an Off-Broadway kick-off to the Pride Parade and will have an initial run through August 5, 2017. Scroll down for a look at the cast onstage! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - AFTERGLOW Premieres This Friday Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Midnight Theatricals will present the World Premiere of the play AFTERGLOW, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman. Currently in performances for an opening this Friday, June 23 at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 Street), AFTERGLOW will be an Off-Broadway kick-off to the Pride Parade and will have an initial run through August 5, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Utah Film Center Celebrates 15 Years of DAMN THESE HEELS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Utah Film Center announced today the films selected for the 15th annual Damn These Heels Film Festival and new elements to the festival for film lovers, filmmakers and all storytellers. Damn These Heels will run July 20 - 22, 2018 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center and is a festival for all that explores LGBTQ issues, ideas, and art through independent, documentary, and foreign films from around the world. Passes and tickets are now on sale on the Utah Film Center's website. Additional titles will be announced on the website leading up to the Festival. (more...)

Sharon Playhouse Sets Star-Studded Casts for 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Sharon Playhouse has announced complete casting for its 2017 Season. The season kicks off with MINOR CHARACTER: SIX TRANSLATIONS OF UNCLE VANYA, created by New Saloon (Morgan Green, Madeline Wise, and Milo Cramer), followed by FAR AWAY by Caryl Churchill (Love and Information). The season will conclude with a new, intimate chamber production of Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN. In a shift that begins this season, Morgan Green (William Shakespeare's Mom) will direct all three productions, showcasing the talents and range of the rising director. (more...)

New Musical BRAN CASTLE to Receive Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Entertainment industry professionals are invited to attend a private industry presentation of Bran Castle, a new musical by Donald Nolan, on Thursday, June 21 at 11AM at Ford Studio at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, between Dyer & 10th Avenues). Bran Castle is directed by Rachel Klein (Red Rose, Green Gold off-Broadway) and features musical direction by Andy Peterson (Atomic off-Broadway). (more...)

Photo Flash: Record Breaking Play AFTERGLOW Celebrates One Year Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

New York: The record-breaking hit Off-Broadway play, AFTERGLOW, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman, celebrates its one-year anniversary tonight, making it one of the longest running Off-Broadway plays this season. (more...)

The Triad Hosts UNFINISHED BUSINESS: A Concert Event With Robert Bannon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Robert Bannon to star in a one man Musical Revue at the Triad Theater on July 15th . The show entitled 'Unfinished Business' will be a Pop and Broadway Revue that will span ages and genres. The show will address the story and lessons of a 5th grade teacher from NJ and his journey back to the stage. (more...)

World Premiere of AFTERGLOW Begins Tonight at the Loft at the Davenport Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Midnight Theatricals will present the World Premiere of the play AFTERGLOW, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman. Beginning performances tonight, June 12 and opening Friday, June 23 at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 Street), it will be an Off-Broadway kick-off to the Pride Parade and will have an initial run through August 5, 2017.  (more...)

S. Asher Gelman's AFTERGLOW to Extend Off-Broadway Run Through 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Midnight Theatricals has announced that its World Premiere production of AFTERGLOW, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman will extend its run at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 Street) through August 19, 2017.  (more...)

MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL to Celebrate Four Years in Atlantic City with Superstar Theater Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

"My Big Gay Italian Funeral" which originally opened its doors in 2013 at the St. Luke's Theater Off-Broadway, will celebrate its fourth year with a one night only performance in the Superstar Theater at Resorts Casino on July 28th at 9pm. (more...)

AFTERGLOW Sells Over One Million Dollars in Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Midnight Theatrical's debut production of the "compelling and raw*," play AFTERGLOW, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman, has surpassed one million dollars in ticket sales since it began its incredible record-breaking run last June. The play has been seen by over 23,000 people at the intimate 69 seat, LOFT at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 Street). (more...)

AFTERGLOW Announces Pay What You Wish Ticketing for Next Three Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Off Broadway play, AFTERGLOW, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman, will have performed 467 performances to nearly 25,000 audience members when it ends its successful run on August 12, 2017. In an effort to make sure that everyone has a chance to see it, the show will offer ten "Pay What You Wish" tickets at each performance (more...)

MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL to Celebrate Four Years in Atlantic City with Superstar Theater Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

"My Big Gay Italian Funeral" which originally opened its doors in 2013 at the St. Luke's Theater Off-Broadway, will celebrate its fourth year with a one night only performance in the Superstar Theater at Resorts Casino on July 28th at 9pm. (more...)

MY BIG GAY ITALIAN CHRISTMAS Comes to the Golden Nugget
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

It's Christmas in July at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City on Saturday the 28th at 8PM in The Showroom. 'My Big Gay Italian Christmas' received rave reviews at its preview last December and promises an evening of raucous laughter. An Opening Night press party immediately follows on the Dock after the performance. (more...)

MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL to Make West Coast Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

At the funeral of his father, Anthony is reunited with his gay brother Peter, who he hasn't spoken to in over a decade. Family drama and crazy characters unite when everything that can go wrong, does. (more...)

Women's Night at AFTERGLOW Postponed Until 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

This season's surprise hit, Afterglow, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman, has announced a free ticket lottery dedicated to all women who would like to come see the show. Although the play focuses on the relationship between three men, Afterglow's themes of love, loyalty, and trust resonate universally. (more...)

Joe Gulla's GAY.PORN.MAFIA To Play The New York Live Arts Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

Presented in association with The Downtown Urban Arts Festival, Joe Gulla's 'GAY.PORN.MAFIA', directed by Brian Rardin, will have its World Premiere at the New York Live Arts Theater this April 14th at 8:00 pm. (more...)

AFTERGLOW to Offer Free Tickets to Special Women's Night Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

This season's surprise hit, Afterglow, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman, has announced a free ticket lottery dedicated to all women who would like to come see the show. Although the play focuses on the relationship between three men, Afterglow's themes of love, loyalty, and trust resonate universally. (more...)

AFTERGLOW Offers a New Block of Tickets Through NYC Pride, Approaches Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

This season's hit Off-Broadway play, Afterglow, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman, puts a new block of tickets on sale through July 1, 2018. Afterglow began performances on June 12, 2017 and this extension will allow the show to run beyond their one-year anniversary and celebrate NYC Pride. (more...)

AFTERGLOW Featured On SNL's Weekend Update For Nudist Performance
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

Afterglow began performances this past June's and has become a sleeper hit that has performed for over 6 months. The play has been touted by critics and audience members as a raw, entertaining piece of theater that features about 15 -20 minutes of male nudity and a working shower. This past weekend the show made headlines on SNL's Weekend Update for its partnership with GoNaked became public. The show offered a nudist theatrical experience for the group of 70 theatre- goers. (more...)

Dive Down to Bikini Bottom and Meet the Full Company of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Dec 4, 2017

SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway officially opens tonight, December 4th, at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch interviews with the cast and get a peek at them in rehearsal in the video below! (more...)

MY BIG GAY ITALIAN CHRISTMAS to Open in Atlantic City for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2017

My Big Gay Italian Christmas is officially set to open this holiday season on December 2nd 8pm and December 3rd, 7pm 2017, at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City and will play in The Showroom. (more...)

AFTERGLOW Hits 200 Shows, Extends Through March Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

The producers of Afterglow, have announced a new block of tickets will be released through March. This announcement marks the show's fifth extension at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 St). (more...)

Off-Broadway's AFTERGLOW Releases New Block of Tickets into November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

The surprise summer hit AFTERGLOW, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman, has opened-up a new block of tickets through November 19, 2017 at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 St). (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS Celebrates 30 Years at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts's production of Shear Madness, the uproarious whodunit that holds the Guiness world record as the longest-running play in America, celebrates 30 years of hair-raising hilarity as it resumes performances tonight, August 29, in the Kennedy Center Theater Lab. (more...)

Casts Set for VILLAIN: DeBLANKS This Fall at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Upcoming casting has been announced for Brenda Braxton presents Billy Mitchell's Villain: DeBlanks, the uproarious improvisational comedy playing weekly at The Green Room 42 where 'Clue' meets adult 'Mad Libs' and audiences never see the same show twice. (more...)

Joe Chisholm to Join AFTERGLOW Off-Broadway Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Joe Chisholm (Regional: The Little Mermaid, My Fair Lady) will join the cast of Midnight Theatricals' production of AFTERGLOW, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman. Mr. Chisholm will take over the role of Alex, originated by  Robbie Simpson, his first performance will be Monday, August 21, 2017. (more...)

AFTERGLOW Extends Again at The Loft at the Davenport Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Midnight Theatricals has announced the second extension of the World Premiere production of AFTERGLOW, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman. AFTERGLOW began performances on June 12 at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 Street) and will now extend its run at through September 16, 2017.  (more...)

MY BIG GAY ITALIAN CHRISTMAS Comes to the Golden Nugget in July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

My Big Gay Italian Christmas" is officially set to openfor a Christmas in July weekend on July 28th, 8pm 2018, at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City and will play in the Showroom. The show previewed last December at the same property and after receiving rave reviews is set for an early open this summer.  An Opening Night press party is scheduled on the same evening outdoors on the Dock immediately following the performance. (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance Hosts Seminar 'Is There Life After Off-Broadway?'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold the next event in its Seminars series focused on the Off Broadway Producing Process on Saturday April 28th 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of Joe Gulla's GAY.PORN.MAFIA at the New York Live Arts Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

Presented in association with The Downtown Urban Arts Festival, Joe Gulla's 'GAY.PORN.MAFIA', directed by Brian Rardin, had its World Premiere at the New York Live Arts Theater this past Saturday, April 14th. (more...)

Off-Broadway Play AFTERGLOW Adjust Performance Schedule Around New Episodes of RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

This season's hit Off-Broadway play, Afterglow, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman, which just announced a new block of tickets available through July, will be a sponsor of this year's AIDS Walk on May 20, 2018. In addition to sponsoring the event, Afterglow will assemble a team to participate in the walk before their two-show day.  (more...)

OFF BROADWAY ALLIANCE Hosts Seminar On Touring, Licensing 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold the next event in its Seminars series focused on the Off Broadway Producing Process on Saturday April 28th 2018.  (more...)

The Hit Off-Broadway Play AFTERGLOW To Sponsor This Year's AIDS WALK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

This season's hit Off-Broadway play, Afterglow, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman, which just announced a new block of tickets available through July, will be a sponsor of this year's AIDS Walk on May 20, 2018. In addition to sponsoring the event, Afterglow will assemble a team to participate in the walk before their two-show day.  (more...)

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